EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring support instruments

Eurofound’s ERM database on support instruments for restructuring provides information on more than 300 measures in the Member States of the European Union and Norway. National governments, employers’ organisations and trade unions are among the bodies providing support for companies that need to restructure and the affected employees.

The support instruments are described in terms of their characteristics, involved actors, funding sources, strengths, weaknesses and outcomes. The aim is to inform governments, social partners and others involved about what kinds of support can be offered.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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  • CountryEU 27 + UK and Norway
  • PhaseEither anticipation or management
    • Anticipationrefers to activities that help to prepare workers or companies for change.
    • Managementcovers activities required to handle a current restructuring event while minimising social costs. It refers to the steps involved in implementing an organisational change process.
  • Typethe range includes training, advice, help with access to finance, matching activities and other supports for companies and workers affected by restructuring
  • Fundingby national, local or regional governments; the European Union; social partners jointly or individually; companies in general or the specific employer undergoing restructuring
  • Involved actorsincluding national, regional or local government; social partners and public employment services.
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English namesort descending Native name Country Phase Type
Business Finland Business Finland Finland Anticipation Access to finance, response to COVID-19, Support for digitalisation, Advice, Attracting investors, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Business support service database Service Aides-entreprises.fr France Anticipation response to COVID-19, Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Business transfer platform Overnamemarkt/Plateforme de transmission Belgium Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of business transfers, Support of SMEs
Business trends survey (including employment forecasts) Statistinis verslo tendencijų tyrimas (tame tarpe - darbuotojų skaičiaus prognozė) Lithuania Anticipation Provision of labour market information
BusinessInfo.cz – official Czech portal for business and exports BusinessInfo.cz – Oficiální portál pro podnikání a export Czechia Anticipation response to COVID-19, Advice, Attracting investors, Matching/Networking, Start-up support, Support of companies' growth, Support of internationalisation, Support of SMEs
Career consultations Karjeras konsultācijas Latvia Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Provision of labour market information, Training
Centre for enterprises in difficulty Centre pour Entreprises en difficulté/ Centrum voor Ondernemingen in moeilijkheden Belgium Management Response to COVID-19, Advice, Support of SMEs
Change of employer in case of takeover of assets after bankruptcy Changement d'employeur en cas de reprise d'actif après faillite/Verandering van werkgever in geval van overname van activa na faillissement Belgium Management Employment incentive, Income support for workers, Support of business transfers
Collective performance agreement Accord de performance collective France Anticipation response to COVID-19, Fostering mobility, Social Dialogue, Wage flexibility, Working time flexibility
Collective Research Centres - promotion of patents unit Collectieve Onderzoekscentra - promotie octrooicel/Centres de Recherche Collective - promotion cellule brevets Belgium Anticipation Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs
Commissioners for restructuring and prevention of business difficulties Commissaires aux Restructurations et à la prévention des difficultés des entreprises France Management Advice, Matching/Networking, Support of SMEs, Territorial coordination
Company employment pacts Betriebliche Bündnisse für Arbeit Germany Anticipation Social Dialogue, Wage flexibility, Working time flexibility
Competitiveness clusters Pole de compétitivité France Anticipation Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Territorial coordination, Training
Conciliation office Bureau de conciliation/Verzoeningsbureau Belgium Management Social Dialogue
Connected Industry 4.0 Industria Conectada 4.0 Spain Anticipation Support for digitalisation, Advice, Fostering innovation, Matching/Networking, Support of companies' growth, Training
Consultancy and assistance for grassroot entrepreneurial or business initiatives, available upon request as legal, marketing, financial, management, etc., services - Law no. 76/2002 on unemployment benefit and employment stimulation Consultanţă şi asistenţă pentru începerea unei activităţi independente sau pentru iniţierea unei afaceri - Legea nr. 76/2002 privind sistemul asigurărilor pentru şomaj şi stimularea ocupării forţei de muncă Romania Management Advice, Start-up support
Contract agreements on work performed outside an employment relationship Dohody o prácach vykonávaných mimo pracovného pomeru Slovakia Management Working time flexibility
Contribution at the time of partial unemployment - Kurzarbeit Příspěvek v době částečné nezaměstnanosti - Kurzarbeit Czechia Management Response to COVID-19, Income support for workers, Working time flexibility
Corporate energy efficiency loan Aizdevums uzņēmumu energoefektivitātei Latvia Anticipation Access to finance, Transition to a climate-neutral economy, Support of SMEs
COVID-19 emergency financial support instruments for businesses Misure di sostegno finanziario per le imprese connesse all'emergenza epidemiologica Covid-19 Italy Management Access to finance, Response to COVID-19, Support of SMEs

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